Porsche launches most powerful Cayennes in the segment

Porsche Adds Trio Of Hybrids To 2020 Cayenne Model Line

Porsche Adds Trio Of Hybrids To 2020 Cayenne Model Line

Regardless of your tastes or budget, you'll need to wait a few months to get your hands on the latest crop of Cayenne models, as the Turbo S E-Hybrid, Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid, and Coupe E-Hybrid are all due to arrive during the first quarter of 2020.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid is available in Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe body styles. Not only the development of the new model on its own electric platform was expensive, but also the conversion of the plant in Zuffenhausen. There are still options, though, like a louder sport exhaust and rear-axle steering.

A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making 541 horsepower (404 kW) combined with a 134-horsepower (100 kW) electric motor generate a total system output of 670 horsepower (550 kW) and 663 lb. -ft. of torque (900 Nm). The E-Hybrid's electrified powertrain will add plenty more to that. In addition to the two top models, the Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé now complements the series. It uses that same electric motor and battery with a 134-hp electric motor, which propels the plug-in hybrids to 60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in 3.6 seconds. Air suspension with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and electric roll stabilisation, with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and a rear differential lock are standard fitment.

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Together, the whole plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system delivers 500kW of power with maximum torque of 900Nm (that's a goodly more than the ICE - internal combustion engine - Cayenne Turbo's max output of 404kW and 770Nm).

The coupé, which is a good $4,000+ dearer than the wagon, comes with some slinky extras, including adaptive rear spoiler, panoramic glass roof (a carbon roof is optional), and "a rear seat bench with the characteristics of two individual seats".

That's hardly the new model's only trick, considering it also defied its mass by clinging to the skidpad with 1.00 g in grip and coming to a full stop from 70 miles per hour in only 150 feet, shading the previous Turbo S by 0.05 g and six feet. The changes include a carbon fibre roof, 22-inch GT Design Wheels, the Sport Design Package, the Carbon Interior Package, a Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Alcantara, an Alcantara roof liner, black and silver Houndstooth seat centers and various exterior body parts in carbon fibre. This package, which is now available in two forms, adds a wide range of exterior and interior equipment. But naught to 100 comes up in 3.8 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 294 kmph. Porsche is remaining mum on the combined driving range for the new hybrid SUVs, however which makes us think that they will likely require trips to a charging station quite often.

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